fundamentals

Interest Rates and Stock Values Truth Be Told

2020-01-23

Research Articles

Introduction The idea that interest rates directly affect stock prices is a commonly held belief among many investors.  There are some that even go as far as to say that the only reason the stock market is up is because interest rates have been artificially kept low by the Fed.  With this article, I’m going […]

$CVX $IMO $XOM Subscriber Request Series: Integrated Oil & Gas

2020-01-22

Research Articles

FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud on $CVX Chevron, $IMO Imperial Oil and $XOM Exxon Mobile

Value Investing Is A Long-Term Strategy and Should Be Judged Accordingly

2020-01-16

Research Articles

Introduction Almost by definition, value investing rarely performs well in the short run.  This is especially true when you are in a strong bull market like we’ve been in since March 2009.  Most companies as represented by the S&P 500 are currently trading at fundamental multiples that are significantly above historical norms.  Below is a […]

This is How You Can Beat the Market Without Fail

2020-01-09

Research Articles

Introduction With this article I am going to present several ways that investors, especially retired investors, can beat the market without fail.  However, what I will be presenting may not be what you are expecting, particularly if you have a narrow notion of what beating the market means.  In other words, one of my primary […]

Principles of Valuation Part 2: Price Is What You Pay, Value Is What You Get

2019-12-03

Research Articles

Introduction “Price Is What You Pay. Value Is What You Get.” The venerable investor Warren Buffett has a real knack of putting complex concepts and ideas into simple and easily understood terms. In my opinion, his quote, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get” is one of the more profound and important […]

Answering the Important Questions: When to Buy or When to Sell A Stock: Part 1

2019-11-27

Research Articles

Introduction As a seasoned and grizzled veteran of the financial services industry for now going on 50 years, the most commonly asked questions I have received, and still do to this day, are: when to buy and when to sell a stock?  Moreover, these very questions are the mother of how and why I have […]

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